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Band Promises To ‘Cause A Ruckus’ In Cleveland During Republican Convention

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Katie Jerkovich Entertainment Reporter

Left-wing band “Prophets of Rage” is promising to “cause a ruckus” in Cleveland during the Republican National Convention.

The group, which includes members of Rage Against the Machine, Cypress Hill and Public Enemy, say they plan to perform on the streets, as law enforcement gears up to secure the downtown area.

“We’ll be rocking furiously in and around the RNC,” guitarist Tom Morello promised.

“Well there’s a thing called the Republican National Convention in July, and that will be a perfect place for a band like Prophets of Rage to cause a ruckus, and we will be there on the streets, in the field,” he added. ‘We have a venue and there may be venues that will be spontaneous venues, it’s hard to say. This is the kind of thing you don’t broadcast to the local authorities prior to arrival.”

“The underlying problems are systemic,” he continued. “The songs that we’ve been writing about for decades attack the system, not the individual candidates. How people change the world, it starts around people’s kitchen tables, it starts in their classrooms, it starts wherever people talk about making a world we want to one day see.”